Brand Model and Size of tire:
Maxxis M8008 ST225/75 R15 10ply.
Rated load two tires:
Percent of load used:
Cost per tire (approx): $155 to $190
General driving speed you use the tire at:
65 mph (okay
, really up to 72 mph when I get excited and I am close to a desired destination and the road and weather permits safe travel)
Load Range: "E"
Air pressure typically run a:
75 to 80 psi
How many miles typically put on the tire per year"
What kind of trailer including size and approx weight
2007 17 Casita
SD, 3,400 lbs
Single or double axle
How many miles you have used tire you are reviewing:
40,000. I replaced the first set at 32,000 and have 8,000 miles on second set.
My old tires looked almost as good as my new tires when I retired them.
How you would rate the tire 1-5 stars, poor to great, what ever floats your boat
1) Run trailer tires at max psi. They run cooler and carry loads encountered better. Better ride not important to me, I ride in the truck.
2) My trailer likes the back country with gravel roads and washboards. I take it slow and my Maxxis tires have never failed me.
3) Maxxis Tech support told me the same thing the Marathon SB said about adding another 10 psi if running faster than 65 mph. I keep mine at about 80 psi since I am not close to rated load.
4) With trailer tires strength deteriorating based on cycles, it is important that you have load rated tires that greatly exceeds trailer weight
5) The static weight
of the trailer is much less than the dynamic loads encountered as your trailer bounces down the road. There is no penalty for using a higher load rated tire except for a small increase in cost for the additional margin. How much is that extra cost worth when have a blown tire on I-405 in Seattle at 5:00PM?
6) Forget everything you know about passenger tires. How much tread you have left on your trailer tire means little. It is time and cycles you need to be concerned about on trailer tires.
7) I use a TPMS to monitor tire psi and temp which greatly reduces tire separation anxiety.